What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your La Porte home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc has a host of options to meet your individual needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while being sure you are comfy in your La Porte home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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